BRAZILIAN COURT MOVES TO BAN GLYPHOSATE

08/20/2018

On August 3, a Brazilian court ruled that new products containing the herbicide glyphosate could not be registered in the county and that existing regulations would be suspended pending a decision by Anvisa, a health authority, on the herbicide's safety. Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi expressed concerns over the potential ban, as the herbicide is used on roughly 95% of soy, corn, and cotton harvested in the country and there is no readily available substitute for it. The Solicitor General's office intends to appeal the court's decision. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-agriculture-chemicals/ban-on-g….